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· January, 2008

Stories about Bolivia from January, 2008

Bolivia: Place to Study in El Alto

Marisol Medina of Lengua, Cultura y Sociedad [es] celebrates that many more people, especially indigenous women who still dress in traditional clothing, can now have a place to study at...

Bolivia: Television Station Logo Knockoff

Rodrigo Serrate of La TeVelisión [es] notes the obvious similarities in the new logo of the Bolivian channel Gigavision and the Argentine station Telefe.

Brazilian Football Star Remembered on 25th Death Anniversary

It is through video online that many Brazilians and football fans from around the world have found a way to pay homage to one of the best dribblers in football...

Bolivia: Preparations for Carnaval

Sandro Choque of the Cultural Center Sartañani Wasuru Qhanampi in Oruro, Bolivia writes about the preparations for this year's Carnaval, including rehearsals for the different groups that will present on...

Bolivia: Highway to Santa Cruz Closed Due to Rains

Desde Yapacani [es] is currently stranded in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia because a landslide has closed off the highway to Santa Cruz due to the heavy rains.

Bolivia: Confrontational Groups

There are approximately six “grupos de choque” or organizations involved in often violent confrontation. Miguel Centellas of Pronto* breaks down the different groups.

Bolivia: Blogger Named to National Electoral Court

The Bolivian blog community is generally very supportive of its members. Recently, a well-known blogger was named to a high ranking position within the Bolivian government. Normally, a pat on...

Bolivia: Coca at the Villa Fátima Market

In La Paz, Bolivia, Ruxandra Guidi visits the Villa Fátima market, where coca is legally sold. The blog article is part of Untold Stories from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis...

Bolivia: Learning a New Indigenous Language

Marisol Medina of Lengua, Cultura y Sociedad [es] recounts how she had learned and forgotten Quechua while growing up, and that not everyone understands one's desire to learn an indigenous...

Bolivia: The Used Clothing Market

Used clothing vendors in Bolivia are protesting the government's decision to ‘reconvert’ this industry through financial incentives. Carlos Gustavo Machiado of Guccio's [es] believes that stopping this industry goes against...

Bolivia: Receiving Mail in El Alto

Cristina Quisbert of Bolivia Indigena [es] discusses the difficulties of receiving mail in El Alto because many streets and houses lack proper identification.

Voces Bolivianas: Leaping forward to the next round

The pilot program of the Voces Bolivianas project organized in El Alto city ended last November. It helped teach the use of citizen media tools to members of underrepresented groups...

Bolivia: Neighborhood Store

Cristina Quisbert of Bolivia Indigena [es] writes about her neighborhood store in El Alto, Bolivia, which helps bail her out when she needs ingredient for her breakfast or also provides...

Bolivia: OLPC To Arrive in Bolivia?

Hugo Miranda of Angel Caido [es] discusses the possibility of the One Laptop Per Child project in Bolivia.

Americas: End of the Year Traditions

End of the year traditions across Latin America are varied, as many include local customs, the preparation of delicious food, and plenty of loud fireworks. This is a collection of...

Bolivia: Dialogue of the Deaf

In Bolivia, Pablo from Comunidad Espartaco [es] writes that the upcoming dialogue between President Evo Morales and opposition prefects will be a “Dialogue of the Deaf,” since neither wishes to...

Americas: A Look Back at Global Voices – Part I

Global Voices - Latin America is covered by an excellent team of volunteer authors, who know the local context and can read the pulse of their respective blogospheres. This is...

Bolivia: Use of the .bo Domain

Hugo Miranda of Angel Caido [es] writes about the usage and cost of the .bo domain in Bolivia.

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